Trump refuses to act presidential

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Donald Trump has fashioned a successful primary campaign on brashness in regards to both policies and personal attacks on his opponents. As it now appears that Trump will be the Republican nominee heading into November, those within the party have been hoping he will scale back on this style to appear “more Presidential” and try to appeal to the whole country in a general election.

Trump advisor Paul Manafort has been looking to ease worries among the Republican establishment on this issue. He said, “the part that [Trump’s] been playing is evolving into the part that now you’ve been expecting, but he wasn’t ready for, because he had first to complete the first phase. The negatives will come down. The image is going to change.”

Even if his advisors are trying to pull Trump in this direction, the man himself seems hesitant to do so; after all, it’s worked very well up to this point. His dedicated voters likely do not want to see such a shift in their candidate either. At a recent rally, Trump commented, “Paul was down in Florida and he said, ‘you know, Donald might be changing a little bit over a period of time and he, maybe he’ll tone it down, maybe he won’t but who knows what happens. I sort of don’t like toning it down.”

Pundits are saying that, unless Trump does shift his presentation, it’s unlikely he can capture the wider demographics needed in a general election. However, the counter argument is that by staying true to himself, Trump can inspire and drive high voter turnout among his base. 

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